May. 26, 2015

You won’t find a lot of people suggesting we need fewer opportunities for creativity in our schools. That said, often people are slow to make the link that efforts around entrepreneurship are really creativity initiatives.

Discussions around improving student learning often focus on core academic areas, and yes, these are important, but...

May. 11, 2015

The Young Entrepreneurship Leadership Launchpad (YELL) Venture Challenge – 2 day finals were held on May 1st and 2nd, 2015.

From the Event Brochure: Welcome to the 2nd Annual YELL Venture Challenge! The YELL Venture Challenge is intended to simulate the real-world process of entrepreneurs soliciting start-up funds from early-stag...

May. 06, 2015

They came. They pitched. They won.

A group of Richmond high school students sold the judges on their concept for a computer tablet-based music training aid at the initial Venture Challenge event Saturday at UBC Robson Square in Downtown Vancouver.

In a pressure-filled atmosphere that capped the YELL (Young Entrepreneur Leadership L...

Apr. 30, 2015

VANCOUVER – For the past three years, a number of senior students in the Lower Mainland have had the option to join the Young Entrepreneur Leadership Launchpad (YELL) and learn about business and leadership.

“[The program] brings mentor-based entrepreneurship and leadership to high school students,” said co-founder of YELL Amit Sand...

Feb. 06, 2015

Richmond has plans to increase developer contributions to the affordable housing reserve Graeme Wood / Richmond News

The City of Richmond relies on fees from developers for income, but some on council, such as Coun. Harold Steves, want to veer away from receiving donations for an affordable housing pot, which, he says, clusters poor peopl...